March 00


By Samuel E. Ericsson

When I reviewed my journal from the February visits to Israel, Albania, Turkey, Bulgaria and England, I counted 55 special stories. Let me share a few that underscore my belief that there is an Author of His-story.

February 00

February 7, 2000

Dear Friends,

Since you have expressed interest in Advocates, I want to send you a brief report on the highlights of 1999 and some of our plans for Year 2000. As you can see from the bottom of this stationery, we now have 8 branch offices working on behalf of the persecuted and others who need help. We hope that you will consider being part of Advocates' plans for Year 2000.

December 99

Christmas, 1999


Dear Friend,

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they
will call him Immanuel -- which means `God with us.'" Matt. 2:23

In our hectic high-tech world, 2000 years removed from Bethlehem, it is so easy to forget that Jesus is still "Immanuel" and that he is still `God with us.' Let me share a few recent His-stories confirming this Reality in today's world.

November 99

Thanksgiving, 1999

Dear Friend,

During this Thanksgiving season, we want to thank you again for your investment in us. Because of your interest in what God is doing in His-story through this ministry, we want you to have the enclosed devotional, What Does the Lord Require of You? The 52 devotionals are written by 13 different writers and edited by Professor Lynn Buzzard (our Director of Legal Education and a Board member.) The focus is on Micah 6:8:

October 99

October 14, 1999

Dear Friend,

"Truth is nowhere to be found and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord
looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no
one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;" Isaiah 59:15-16.

September 99


September 13, 1999

Dear Friends,

August 99

August 3, 1999

Dear friends,

If you could impact one nation in the world, which country would you choose? If you could help believers in just one nation who do not enjoy religious freedom, would you step in to help? Let me share an opportunity to be a "good Samaritan" to an "innkeeper" who can help those believers wrestling with religious liberty and other conflicts.

June 99


June 28, 1999

Dear Friends,

The bombing has finally stopped in the Balkans. What shall we do? What would you do? For the answer, it helps to know our job description and a bit of His-story.

"And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though

May 99

May 10, 1999

Dear Friends,

April 99

April 5, 1999

Dear Friends,
It's Easter. Again.

It's time to celebrate the meaning of the Cross. Again.

It's time to embrace the reality of the Resurrection. Again.

It's time to affirm the Good News of redemption. Again.

It's time to acknowledge God's sovereignty. Again.

It's time to rediscover joy. Again.

It's time to confess we sinned. Again.

It's time to give thanks. Again.

It's time to pray. Again.

He is faithful. Again.

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